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Danny Dyer: 'I'm not sexy... I've got 18 chins and man boobs!'

Danny Dyer has no idea why people find him attractive, admitting he struggles to see beyond his "18 chins, man boobs and excess body hair".

Danny Dyer has dismissed his sex symbol status, insisting he has no idea why people find him so attractive.

The 39-year-old actor plays Mick Carter in EastEnders, with the role leading to him winning hordes of new female fans. His portrayal of the pub landlord has also seen Danny make his way onto several soap "sexiest man" lists, but the British hardman can't understand why.

"I don’t get the sexiest man thing," he told The Sun. "I’ve got 18 chins, man boobs and I’m too hairy. I also struggle to do my pants up. Surely people can see past the looks."

Danny also told the publication he believes people are attracted to Mick's personality rather than his looks.

“People should just love the character because he’s the perfect husband," he added. "I’m really not worthy competition for any sexiest male awards."

Danny has played Mick on the BBC soap since 2013, and has been involved in his fair share of exciting and dramatic storylines. He previously revealed that his EastEnders part saved him, as he was in a "desperate" financial situation before being cast in the show.

In fact, he was so short on cash that he even struggled to scrape together the travel money for the meeting with producers, and feared he would be left humiliated if they expected him to buy them a drink at the tryout.

"They rung me up and said 'Listen, we want you to come in the show, take over the Queen Vic (pub)'. At the time I was skint and I just had about enough petrol money to get there, that's the truth," he admitted to chat show host Jonathan Ross.

"They thought I was a multi-millionaire and I met them in the hotel and I walked in absolutely skint, not a bean (penny) about me. I thought, 'I hope they don't ask me to get them a lager because I've got no dough'...

"I was like, 'Wow, I want to do a cartwheel in front of them' but I thought, 'Play it down, don't show your bolt too early.' I went, 'I'll think about it' and then I walked out and I did a couple of backflips on the way out! I played it right down, I didn't want to look desperate and I was desperate."

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